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Over 30 different 1080p Movies now on DIRECTV - Discussion

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  1. Apr 8, 2009 #1 of 233
    Doug Brott

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    Today, DIRECTV has released over 30 different movies via 1080p.

    These movies are available now via DIRECTV On Demand.

    Some of the titles available:

    • Changeling
    • Milk
    • Pride and Glory
    • Transporter 3

    Enjoy.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2009 #2 of 233
    Doug Brott

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    Q. Why 1080p?
    A. 1080p is the highest resolution available in today's Televisions giving you the best quality picture available DIRECTV HD DVRs (HR2x) are capable of delivering 1080p at 24 frames per second.

    Q. Why 1080p24?
    A. 1080p24 is a 1080p formatted program being displayed at 24 frames per second. This is useful to note because Hollywood films are shot at 24 fps making the 1080p24 the optimal format for viewing these films

    Q. Will my TV work?
    A. While a TV that supports 1080p24 will provide the optimal display, you will be able to see these programs on any television. The program will be converted to the format supported by your television and the picture will still be better than normal.

    Q. What if my television does not support 1080p24?
    A. If your television only supports 1080p60, it will not be able to display the DIRECTV movies in 1080p. Your television must support 1080p24. However, you will be able to view the movie in 1080i or 720p format and the picture should be improved over a non-1080p version of the movie.

    Q. What's available?
    A. Programming can be found by going to DIRECTV On Demand
    • Tune to Channel 1100
    • Choose High-Def
    • Choose 1080p
     
  3. Apr 15, 2009 #3 of 233
    Grentz

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    Sounds good, any freebies? :p

    I will have to take a peek when I get home.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2009 #4 of 233
    Doug Brott

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    I believe everything is Pay Per View @ $5.99 looking at the menus ..
     
  5. Apr 15, 2009 #5 of 233
    Clemsole

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    If they are PPV then they are not worth it. Just another reason not bother with the VOD junk.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2009 #6 of 233
    spartanstew

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    While I agree that VOD is not worth it in general, I also believe it is worth it for some people. Adding 1080p to the options is a positive for those that utilize it and is worth it for them.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2009 #7 of 233
    satgeek550

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    Just trying to keep up with Dish Network which launched this almost a year ago...
     
  8. Apr 15, 2009 #8 of 233
    dettxw

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    Copied from the DirecTV Website Listings...

    1080p/24 VOD Movies
    [table="head;width=80%"] Movie | CH | Genre | Rating | Exp | Price

    Ace Ventura Jr., Pet Detective | 1100 | Top Action | PG | 168 | $3.99
    Batman Forever | 1100 | Top Action | PG-13 |21 | $3.99
    Beverly Hills Chihuahua | 1100 | Top Comedy | PG |94 |$5.99
    Body of Lies | 1100 | Top Action | R |122 | $5.99
    Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The | 1100 | Top Drama | PG-13 |101 | $5.99
    Burn After Reading |1100 | Top Comedy | R | 45 | $5.99
    Changeling | 1100 | Top Drama | R | 107 | $5.99
    Dark Knight, The | 1100 | Top Thriller | PG-13 | 57 | $5.99
    Dead Pool | 1100 | Top Action | R | 21 | $3.99
    Dumb and Dumber | 1100 | Top Comedy | PG-13 | 21 | $3.99
    Eagle Eye | 1100 | Top Action/adventure | PG-13 | 45 | $5.99
    Ghost Town | 1100 | Top Comedy | PG-13 | 45 | $5.99
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army | 1100 | Top Action | PG-13 | 14 | $5.99
    Kung Fu Panda | 1100 | Top Animation | PG | 14 | $5.99
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa | 1100 | Top Comedy | PG | 137 | $5.99
    Milk | 1100 | Top Drama | R | 137 | $5.99
    Mummy, The: Tomb of the Dragon ... | 1100 | Top Action/adventure | PG-13 | 45 | $5.99
    Nights in Rodanthe | 1100 | Top Drama | PG-13 | 115 | $5.99
    Pride and Glory | 1100 | Top Drama | R | 101 | $5.99
    Punisher: War Zone | 1100 | Top Drama | R | 123 | $5.99
    Saw V | 1100 | Top Horror | NR | 65 | $5.99
    Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants | 1100 | Top Drama | PG-13 | 45 | $5.99
    Soul Men | 1100 | Top Comedy | R | 49 | $5.99
    Transporter 3 | 1100 | Top Action/adventure | PG-13 | 116 | $5.99
    Tropic Thunder | 1100 | Top Comedy | NR | 45 | $5.99
    Twilight | 1100 | Top Romance | PG-13 | 137 | $5.99
    Tyler Perry's The Family That ... | 1100 | Top Drama | PG-13 | 58 | $5.99
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona | 1100 | Top Comedy | PG-13 | 41 | $5.99
    W. | 1100 | Top Drama | PG-13 | 85 | $5.99
    Wanted | 1100 | Top Action/adventure | R | 45 | $5.99
    Women, The | 1100 | Top Comedy | PG-13 | 75 | $5.99
    Yes Man | 1100 | Top Comedy | PG-13 | 143 | $5.99
    Zack and Miri |1100 | Top Comedy | R | 55 | $5.99 [/table]
     
  9. Apr 15, 2009 #9 of 233
    qwsxz

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    Wish List: auto download 1080p movies to the Top Movies folder.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2009 #10 of 233
    veryoldschool

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    What is the value in your post, or why did you bother to post?
    If this had been a poll or someone had asked a question about using it, I can see, but nobody has.
    Seems like you just wanted to exercise your free speech and take a dump here.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2009 #11 of 233
    LarryFlowers

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    It's a good move and I am pleased to see it. I am not a big PPV user but if it's something I haven't seen, I will give it a try.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2009 #12 of 233
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    I'm sure this will happen sooner than later.

    Also, the "Top Movies" tab now has a 1 minute video called "1080p on DIRECTV".

    The video gives details on this new feature.
     
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    Sirshagg

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    :confused:
     
  14. Apr 15, 2009 #14 of 233
    DO4ISU

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    When you download one of these 1080p movies are they only for 24 hours also?
     
  15. Apr 15, 2009 #15 of 233
    roadrunner1782

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    I was wondering if D* was ever gonna really make an extended effort with 1080p movies, and it looks like they're starting too.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2009 #16 of 233
    PCampbell

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    Two Blu rays a month for 6.00 at netflix still a better deal for me.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2009 #17 of 233
    RAD

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    +1, don't know why they don't do that and let the box downconvert if the TV doesn't support 1080p/24.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2009 #18 of 233
    HoTat2

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    While I agree with your sentiments here VOS in that unless this is a polling thread or something similar, if someone does not have anything helpful to offer other than to just flat-dump on the feature, then why even bother to post at all?

    However, I was very disappointed to read what you posted in another recent thread on this feature here http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2062939#post2062939 where you noticed through the use of the DIRECTV2PC application the bit rate for DOD 1080P content was the same as 1080i broadcast at 6-8 mps :( .

    I was really looking forward to this content not so much for its native 1080P format but as IIP stated in different threads many times, the promise of it having a lower compression rate to where it would come close to Blu-Ray in picture quality.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2009 #19 of 233
    Mertzen

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    Server and bandwith costs for D*.


    I rather not have 1080p download automatically. It would tie up my modem continuously and I am sure would max out slower DSL and cable connections never mind people with fair use policies might hit their limits.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2009 #20 of 233
    veryoldschool

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    How about using "down times" on the SAT feed to give us them?
    Anything using my ISP, "MUST BE" under my control.

    HoTat2
    Those "numbers" were from the freebies last year [bucket list, and something else]. I have a couple of freebies due me so I'll try to find something new and look at there bitrates again [but it may take awhile].
     

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